Self Portrait of a 50 Year Old Man wearing a face mask and cap


Welcome to Selfie Saturday! Yes, I know It’s Sunday, but you are seeing the post from the previous day. Back in my misspent youth, I completed a 365-day project, taking a self-portrait every day for 365 days in a row. The army made me remove around 18 of them as they contained photos of my uniform or for other reasons, but the majority of them survived publication. It documented an 8-month relationship, moving back in with my parents, starting my photography business, a 50 day strong run of Beatles songs titled themed photographs as well as a very emotional year for me.

At the time, taking each photo was difficult as the pressure to keep it interesting mounted, but looking back I enjoyed the whole project as a whole.

A friend mentioned on a post “Isn’t it Selfie Saturday?” and I instantly replied with, I’m game if you’re game! He naturally backed out immediately. I thought that it might be fun to whip out the odd selfie here and there.

So this is me in all my COVID-19 safe glory! Whilst my daughter was tearing it up at a local park I took the chance to grab a quick selfie. The photograph was taken and edited on the iPhone 11 Pro. Damn if these cameras are not getting ridiculously good. Truth be told, damn if the computational photography software is not getting ridiculously good!

When I headed out to the park, I knew I had my phone on me meaning I didn’t really need to take one of my four “real” cameras. The best camera is the one you have on you when you need it right?

I’m not going to commit to a selfie every Saturday, let’s just get that clear. If the opportunity arises though, I might be tempted to go down that rabbit hole.

Today (when writing) is the 20th anniversary of 9/11, that tragic day in New York when the Twin Towers fell and thousands lost their lives. I remember to this day where I was when I first heard the news and how I was tasked at work to follow the story and keep the rest of the staff updated all day. One of my friends was over in the USA on a working trip, sent me a text the previous day telling me he was heading to New York. It took me 36 hours before we got in contact again and he could assure me he was safe.

What an amazing day that I believe nobody will forget.

That’s it for now. Talk to you soon. Stay safe.



Photo Information: 
Apple iPhone 11 Pro @ 30mm
1/480 | f/2.2 | ISO 25
Friday September 10, 2021 @ 13:56
Carrum Downs, Victoria, Australia

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